Corncrake (Crex crex) - HBW 3, p. 174
French: Râle des genêts
Spanish: Guión de Codornices
Taxonomy: Rallus Crex Linnaeus, 1758, Sweden.
Great variation in colour within all populations renders impractical recognition of race similis of Kazakhstan. Monotypic.
Distribution: W & NW Europe (from British Is) E to NW China and C Siberia. Winters mainly from E Zaire and S Tanzania S to E South Africa.
- Near Threatened Enlarge map
VideosSee all 9 videos
- 5 An adult makin... Poland, Jun 2013 Krzysztof Blachowiak
- 4 A bird calling... Great Brit..., May 2009 Keith Blomerley
- 3.9 A bird hiding ... Great Brit..., May 2007 Peter Nash
- 3.8 An adult makin... Belgium, Jun 2003 Jean Hupperetz
- 3.8 A bird crossin... Great Brit..., May 2009 Keith Blomerley
- 3.5 An adult runni... Latvia, May 1999 Andis Liepa
PhotosSee all 10 photos
Song of a male Locality Scotland, Great Britain
Stuart Fisher 13 June 2003 4 years ago 4
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song of the male, hiding in the grass Locality Ukraine
Ruslan Mazuryk 21 June 2013 24 weeks ago 0
A bird perched on a rock fense outside the Abbey Locality Isle of Iona, Scotland, Great Britain
Santiago Imberti 12 June 2012 1 year ago 0